CHRISTY IS THE BOMB.
Full disclosure, I work for the Boyle’s. But this isn’t me lobbying for a raise, this is pure, unadulterated adoration. Because Christy Boyle is an awesome LADY BOSS.
Karma Salon opened ten years ago, with Christy’s husband, Ryan, a team of stylists, and Christy figuring out how to run a salon. Today, they have doubled in space and staff, overdone a complete renovation, and carry exclusive luxury brands.
Christy runs every aspect of her life with grace, humility, and a full throttle drive. She will make any and all effort to ensure every client who leaves Karma Salon feels welcomed and well attended to. While it is clear she is doing 1,000 jobs at once (she and Ryan also have three kids), she never misses a beat.
Melanie Gibbs has been a stylist at Karma since the day they opened, so she’s seen some things.
But more than anything else, she’s seen a dynamic team at work:
“The primary quality of Christy’s that I think defines her is her tenacity. She’s always worked so hard and with such passion for Karma Salon. I’ve watched her since before Karma ever opened, and have seen her blossom as a confident business woman and wife and mom. Her and Ryan succeed in everything they do together.” — Melanie Gibbs
We love Christy’s style.
It’s classic and simple, with statement pieces to pull together the perfect “effortlessly sexy” look we all strive for. Obviously, we were itching to dig through her closet for this shoot. We were not disappointed.
This white cotton lace overlay mini dress is what Christy wore to her high school prom. YEAH, HER PROM. She was the cool 90’s dream girl the chubby preteen girls like us dreamt of being in our chunky MIA sandals. Once we saw it still fit, we were done.
As soon as we saw this pastel, flowy top with delicately-bold cuff detailing, we knew we needed to pair it with some leather. Also this is now our motivational poster for career, squats, and pretty much everything.
On top of having an eye for design (she planned every detail of this gorgeous salon), Christy has a talent for managing creative minded people. Not an easy task. It probably doesn’t hurt that her business partner/husband is a mega-talented hairdresser. Ryan Boyle has been styling hair on stages across the world as an international platform artist for over 20 years.
In May, Christy threw a grand reopening party at Karma, and it was awesome. Christy throws a fabulous party, and we were tickled when she asked us to style some fab ladies for the event. There might be some hazy parts of the evening, but no amount of Mother’s Brewing Co’s Blush will ever erase the image Christy’s fantastic dress. This gorgeous Lovers + Friends dress was the perfect dress for a Lady Boss to show off her beautiful creation.
Not everyone can pull off a puffy cropped jacket, but when paired with a small print pencil skirt and those killer abs, it’s absolute perfection.
“Christy is one of those amazing people you aspire to be when you get older. A Boss Ass Babe. I came to Karma 4 years ago, and I’ve seen a lot of changes because of this driven woman! She is the most humble business owner I have ever met, someone who will go out of their way to make sure you’re comfortable and taken care of. I’ve literally never had a boss like her. She cares for you like family, which is one of the best feelings. I’m truly blessed to be a part of the Karma family!” –Jess Barr